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Friday, February 23, 2007

Great Tutorial List

Patrick Alessi posted a great list of tutorials over at CG-Char. Keith Lango is the main contributor and his site is a must read for every animator.

The list is a response to the question: "How do I animate pose to pose?"

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1. First you pose your character (The Major things that are going to happen)
http://www.keithlango.com/tutorials/old/popThru/popThru.html

2. Add "breakdowns" to define the arcs, eases and spacing.
http://www.keithlango.com/tutorials/old/arcs/arcs.htm
http://www.keithlango.com/tutorials/overlap/overlap.html
http://www.keithlango.com/wordpress/?page_id=281

3. Add secondary breakdowns where needed for more definition.

4. Cleanup. That means opening the curve editor and tweaking them to be smooth as you like it.

(You don't really have to wait til you reach that point to open the graph editor. You can start tweaking things early on.)

And... well... Keith Lango has a ton of great tutorial which you should study carefully:
http://www.keithlango.com/wordpress/?page_id=226

Other goodies:
http://www.animationpodcast.com/archives/2005/05/25/principles-planning/
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=23600
http://www.carlosbaena.com/anim_material.html
http://www.animationmeat.com/index.html

http://www.shaunfreeman.com/animating_tips/
this site has a huge list, AWESOME!

http://www.comet-cartoons.com/3ddocs/charanim/
http://www.comet-cartoons.com/3ddocs/animprocess/

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Sweet list! Grab something to drink, get yourself comfortable and go through all of them.

2 comments:

Joey said...

Thanks!

Graham said...

Jean-Dennis-

My name's Graham. I'm a grad Animation student and a friend of Hannah's who's in your class. I frequently post stuff on my blog just for friends and family to look at. Would it be possible to have you check out some of my exercises this semester either through posts or otherwise and get some feedback?

Thanks,
Graham Ross

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